Public Art Funding

How is Public Art Funded in Southlake?

Close Up of Sculpture of Man Tying Boy's Shoe The Public Art Program in Southlake is funded through the Public Art Fund. This special revenue fund was established to account for funding that is available for public art promotion, creation, and/or installation throughout the City of Southlake. 

Each year, up to 15% of revenues from the Hotel Occupancy Tax is allocated for public art purposes. In addition, $100,000 is transferred to the Capital Improvement Program each year for the implementation of the Southlake 2035 Public Art Master Plan.

Matching Funds Program

The Public Art Matching Funds Policy enables the City to leverage its public art funding to assist with the ongoing advancement of the Public Art Program by implementing recommendations of the Public Art Master Plan. 

The purpose of this policy is to provide a process for considering requests by petitioning individuals, organizations, or private developments for Public Art Matching Funds projects. Eligible projects include public art at private developments and public art to be installed on public property.

Proposed Public Art Matching Funds projects will be considered on a project-by-project basis. The City will determine the percentage match up to 100%.

Read more about the Public Art Matching Funds Program and fill out the application! Completed applications can be emailed to Milenka Lopez or Vicky Schiber.